Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics

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David B. Balkin is Professor of Management at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in human resource management and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he served on the faculties of Louisiana State University and Northeastern University. He has published over 60 articles appearing in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Management Studies. His current research focuses on the management of knowledge and innovation and the management of reward systems. One of his publications (coauthored with Luis R. Gomez-Mejia) was selected as the best article published in the Academy of Management Journal.

Professor Balkin is co-author of several leading texts on management and human resources that include Management: People, Performance and Change, (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012); and Managing Human Resources, 7th ed. (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012). He has served as Chair of the Management Department at University of Colorado and also served on advisory boards of non-profit organizations. Professor Balkin serves as the associate editor for Human Resource Management Review and has previously served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management. He has served as an expert witness on cases dealing with employment and pay discrimination. Professor Balkin has extensive international experience as a scholar and teacher and was a visiting professor at University of Toulouse (France), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), University of Regensburg (Germany), ESADE Business School (Spain), National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HEC Montreal (Canada), and Indian School of Business (India).


  • Ph.D., Human Resource Management, University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business
  • MA, Human Resource Management, University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business
  • BA, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles